Most car enthusiasts would understand the difference between having a car with factory specifications and having a car upgraded to be more powerful. Most of us like to have a car that can go fast when required so that we can get the adrenaline pumping and feel the rush. Here are a few things that can help you boost your vehicle’s performance.
Upgrade the engine
We all know that there are a few things you can do to your car’ s engine which include a throttle body upgrade, aftermarket air intakes or cold air intakes, high-flow catalytic converters, performance chips & programmers and superchargers or turbochargers. Depending on your car and the capacity of the engine, any one of the above can make it faster and more powerful. But before you decide, make sure that you read the car’s user manual and get advice from an expert as the wrong modification can damage your car and put you at risk too.
Fuel and lubricants
When you go to the gas station, you may have seen various types of petrol and oils marketed. The fuel that a car often uses, which is petrol, has what is known as the octane level. The higher the octane, the better the combustion and the pressure created in the engine. Lubricants, on the other hand, are used to make the parts in the engine run smooth without causing friction. Friction can cause the parts to slow down and also wear easily. Ensure the lubricant you buy is premium, and you will see that your engine will run faster and smoother.
When we talk about the performance of the vehicle, speed is always a factor that is considered. If you want to increase this, you need to get the maximum power from your engine converted to moving forward and not carrying weight. Therefore, reducing the weight of your car can greatly increase its performance. You can consider changing the seats with those that are lighter. Install alloy wheels which are much lighter than steel ones. Low profile tires will also be a good addition as it keeps the car closer to the ground improving the aerodynamics, but it also reduces the weight.
If you want better performance from your vehicle, you will have to take care of it and service it regularly. To make your car powerful, the above tips could get you on the right track.